What are the risks of other IBD medicines?
It’s important to remember that the other IBD medicines – like steroids, aminosalicylates, and immunomodulators – can also cause serious side effects. The Tables below list examples of both common and rare (but serious) side effects for the other IBD therapies.
Steroids

side effects:

  • infections
  • high blood pressure
  • weight gain
  • weak bones
  • cataracts

rare side effects:

  • diabetes
  • severe hip damage
Aminosalicylates

side effects:

  • nausea
  • rash
  • headache
  • fever

rare side effects:

  • diarrhea
  • kidney injury
Immunomodulators

rare side effects:

  • liver damage
  • low white blood cell counts
  • serious infections
  • inflammation of the pancreas
  • lymphoma